At the close of the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was asked what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes disagrees and engages in some tautological pontification: “[T]he weirdest thing about the Electoral College is the fact that if it weren’t specifically in the Constitution for the presidency, it would be unconstitutional.”
Maybe that was the weirdest thing about the Electoral College (for some weird definition of weird) up until he said it. Suddenly, the weirdest thing about the Electoral College became the wobbly perambulations of Hayes’ mind, if mind isn’t too generous a word.
What is unconstitutional is the effort known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact to destroy the Republic we were given.
The U.S. is a Democratic Constitutional Republic, and Yes, It Matters
Originalists Against Trump
Read the whole thing. It’s short.
Trump’s ‘pen and phone’ executive order machine would be “bigly, bigly yuge.” Sad.
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The Progressives discover the racist basis of one of their most accomplished enablers:
“Woodrow Wilson was extremely racist — even by the standards of his time.”
It’s no secret that the arrogant, mean-spirited and insufferably pedantic Wilson despised the Constitution:
All that progressives ask or desire is permission — in an era when “development,” “evolution,” is the scientific word — to interpret the Constitution according to the Darwinian principle; all they ask is recognition of the fact that a nation is a living thing and not a machine.
-Section II: “What Is Progress?”
…and with that, except for the “permission” bit, the crybullies and Barack Obama agree.
More on Woodrow Wilson here.
Theodore and Woodrow
Andrew P. Napolitano